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Romans 9 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:1 - I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:2 - that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:3 - For I could wish that I myself were anathema from Christ for my brethren’s sake, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:4 - who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:5 - whose are the fathers, and of whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
(Gen 25:19–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:6 - But it is not as though the word of God hath come to nought. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:7 - neither, because they are Abraham’s seed, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:8 - That is, it is not the children of the flesh that are children of God; but the children of the promise are reckoned for a seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:9 - For this is a word of promise, According to this season will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:10 - And not only so; but Rebecca also having conceived by one, even by our father Isaac—
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:11 - for the children being not yet born, neither having done anything good or bad, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:12 - it was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:13 - Even as it is written, Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:14 - What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:15 - For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:16 - So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:17 - For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, For this very purpose did I raise thee up, that I might show in thee my power, and that my name might be published abroad in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:18 - So then he hath mercy on whom he will, and whom he will he hardeneth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:19 - Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:20 - Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:21 - Or hath not the potter a right over the clay, from the same lump to make one part a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:22 - What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:23 - and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory,
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:24 - even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:25 - As he saith also in Hosea,
I will call that my people, which was not my people;
And her beloved, that was not beloved.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:26 -
And it shall be, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people,
There shall they be called sons of the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:27 - And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:28 - for the Lord will execute his word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:29 - And, as Isaiah hath said before,
Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed,
We had become as Sodom, and had been made like unto Gomorrah.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:30 - What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who followed not after righteousness, attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:31 - but Israel, following after a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:32 - Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:33 - even as it is written,
Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence:
And he that believeth on him shall not be put to shame.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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